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... are we headed off....got lost again but made it to Iron horse ranch by 20.00.
This is the venue the motorcycle HUB gang had a big party last year which we had tickets for. well 1 year late and certainly no party happening.
we booked a lodge, visited the fire pit for a yarn with the other biker type campers. could not understand a thing but the gist is they like to shoot everything and ...
... the next morning and spent the day paddling around the lake admiring the sights and getting house envy. All the college kids were out in their fancy wakeboard boats and riding jet skis tearing up the lake.
On Sunday we drove out to the Anna Ruby falls which were pretty amazing but crazy busy being a longweekend. On the way back to Hiawassee we started another hike to the High Shoals Water ...
... Free Spirit 23 foot Mercedes sprinter van. Nice and cozy. We plan to take advantage of the many pullouts along the highway we have heard about for spending the night and limit our time in the larger cities. We will probably miss most of the larger salmon runs (and the bears) but will have few mosquitoes.
Getting ready for a big trip and what am I doing? Playing in a duplicate ...
... several days) to empty. Our little latex gloves seemed useless as we struggled getting two hoses to attach to each other. We did the "ask a man"thing yet again and he got them to attach. Despite this, one end of the hose somehow got away from me and spewed the most foul stuff at my feet. The guy who owns the place hadn't turned on any of the fresh water spigots, so we couldn't do much to clean.
Finally, Betsy said “Deb, ...
... of the lovely cascade enveloped by the green foliage.
Next is Dry Falls, so called because one can walk under them and remain quite dry. This is a much more popular stop. The path drops down through the forest and then continues under an overhang actually behind the waterfall. There is some ...
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I have visited the Dillard House many times in the past and will continue to in the future. I am always proud to introduce friends to the establishment, and have never ever heard from anyone of them that they were disappointed.
I visited the Dillard House for dinner several years ago, and it was wonderful. My family and I were planning a return trip and wanted to stay there this time. However, after reading some of the reviews on your website, I was reluctant to make reservations to stay at the Dillard House. I am so glad that I overcame that reluctance and made those reservations!!!! We stayed in the newest section of the motel and our room was beautiful, clean and very spacious. We had dinner once and breakfast twice and everything was delicious. Because we were staying at the motel, we were given priority seating, which was a nice surprise. All of the employees that we had contact with, from the time I called to make the reservation until we checked out were professional, courteous and very accommodating. We originally made the reservation for a chalet, but found out that previous guests may have smoked in the chalets. Due to allergies, we asked if we could switch to the motel and the reservations person was more than happy to accommodate our request. We will definitely return!
Not ~~Just For The Food~~But food Is Great
We've been visiting Dillard for the last 15 years or so. We go White Water Rafting on the Chattogga River with the most spectacular adventure you could ever imagine. The guides are the best.
Southeastern Expeditions is the bomb.No hand paddle the last of the river they hook you right up (to a boat.) by then you're tired, well worth it..
As far as the Dillard House we had the most wonderful time there , we come back every year that we can, for the food and the best atmosphere you could possibly ask for.
Theres no place as nice as Dillard with the exception of my hometown of Beaufort, South Carolina.
Thanks Dillard for the hospitality.
Our experience here was quite unpleasant. The room we were given had an ice machine right outside the door which was very noisey. When we complained, we were told we would need to talk to Mr. Dillard, the owner. Though I called back and left messages numerous times, he was never available. Also, there was a problem with flies in the hotel restaurant. Food is served family style and some of it is already on the table. When we were seated this food was covered with flies! Again I was told we would have to talk to the elusive Mr. Dillard. I was never able to talk to him during our stay, but I was able to talk to him by phone about a week later. He was not only completely unconcerned about my complaints, but also quite belligerent. The phone call ended with him yelling at me and abruptly hanging up. We travel quite frequently and I have never encountered such an unpleasant and unprofessional manager or owner!
My sister-in-law and I happened to find the Dillard House by accident on our return home from Asheville, NC. We decided to stay there because of its charming location, picture postcard beautiful! We were very impressed with the hospitable desk clerk. The room she assigned us in the motel was beautiful! It was much larger than traditional motel rooms, with many amenities including 2 rocking chairs on the porch overlooking the woods and mountains. The room and large bathroom were immaculately clean. The dining experience was even better. It was pay one price, all you can eat homecooked Southern food, the kind we love and everything tasted delicious. They even let us take all the leftovers in a "go" box. While we were there, we enjoyed watching their horses graze in the meadow adjacent to the motel. The room rate was very reasonable, under $100.00. We vowed to return with our husbands and to recommend this place to all of our friends. Looking forward to going back!
Most pleasurable experience
We had such a beautiful time. The desk clerk was extremely nice, the people were very understanding due to some confusion on our reservation dates. The chalet where we stayed was great and the view was spectacular. I look forward to the day when we return. Thanks again Dillard House for a wonderful time.
Loved Dillard House
We stayed at the hotel rooms at Dillard House for our church Marriage Retreat. The rooms were clean and comfortable and the food was wonderful. I can't think of a better place to stay. There was always a staff member available to meet any need we may have. The owners son, John Jr. has gracious southern charm and is also willing to meet any needs you may have. This trip raised the bar for future retreats at our church. I was so impressed I bought both of my inlaws gift certificates to visit Dilliard House for their Christmas gifts.
Recently we stayed at the Dillard House Chalets to celebrate our anniversary. We arrived only to find that upon check-in, our reservation was not ready due to wet carpeting. The front desk told us they would give us a different chalet, but it would cost us $80 more than the original reservation. Thinking we would not have a place to sleep on our vacation, we accepted the offer only to find out that our bedroom at the new chalet had a hot tub in it that could not be turned off. The noise was unbearable, especially for sleeping, so we asked to be switched to our original reservation regardless of the carpet being wet. My husband asked if there would be any fee for us switching and the front desk assured us there wouldn't be. When we moved all our things to the originally reserved chalet (Chalet 8) we could barely see inside due to poor lighting. There were ants crawling all over the lamp shades, a wasp flying around the tiny little bathroom, and the entire chalet smelled like smoke. We spent only one night at the chalet and made reservations elsewhere so we could obtain a decent night's sleep.
This was the worst experience we have ever had at a hotel. When we checked in on Friday night July 4 at approximately 7 p.m. our cottage was un-inhabitable due to the smell of mold and mildew. After calling the front desk we agreed to run the air conditioner while we were gone to dinner to see if it cured the problem. When we returned it was no better, so we called the front desk again. We were told there were no other rooms available and they just offered to come spray some air freshener. We asked to speak with the owner/manager and were told he was not available. We left a message for him to call us as soon as they found him. No one had called by 10:10 p.m. so we called the front desk again and still could not get another room, so we told them we would just leave and drive two hours back home. Then they could not guarantee that we would not be charged our deposit, that we had placed two months before, without speaking to the owner; who they said they could still not locate. In the course of this call my wife mentioned the desk attendant that she was seven months pregnant and severely allergic to dust, mold, and pollen and that we also had our 18-month-old baby with us. Then suddenly they said they had a room we could take if we wanted.
We had a problem withthe fireplace in our room and were not able to use it. Asked for an adjustment to be made to our bill upon checkout. Told the owner would call us. He did not call. After we left numerous messages, we finally received call from owner offering us a 20% credit on stay. We said that would be satisfactory. Never received credit. When we were able to get owner on phone he stated yelling to never call back and to file a suit if we wanted our credit. Then he hung up before we could respond. The staff was friendly and polite and the motel and restaurant were quite nice, but this rude owner ruined our experience.